Every decision has consequences; none, however, carry the magnitude of reciprocal outcomes as those impacting God’s Chosen People and the State of Israel.
To my compatriots, please understand the critical nature of your privileged responsibility to be engaged in popular culture. I am weary of people whining to me that that they can’t support either candidate; there has never been a perfect candidate—get over it!
Rabbinic tradition likens the celebration of Simchat Torah to a father who invites his family to a seven-day feast, but when it is time for his children to leave, he’s having such a wonderful time that he begs them to stay an extra day (Shemini Atzeret)!
Sukkot is not only a joyful commemoration of God’s dealings in the past, it also exuberantly typifies the fulfillment of everything God has purposed through His covenantal relationship with Israel.
“For Jews who have lived through the Yom Kippur War, the holiest of the High Holy days will never be the same. For us, it stands not only as a day of atonement but as day of gratitude to God for the miracle of survival.” Itzhak Brook, MD
The close and enduring friendships formed during years we were privileged to live in Canada continue to bless us! We send our warmest wishes from our house to yours for a Happy Thanksgiving 2016!
For the past decade, I have taught that the elements of the predicted alliance in Ezekiel 38 could occur at any time. A year ago, one significant piece of the puzzle fell into place. . .
Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to the children of Israel, saying: “In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a Sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord.”